2018 Robert Vela High School Tournament
Dates: 9/29/2018

Robert Vela High School
Speech & Debate TFA State Qualifying Tournament

803 E. Canton
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 289-2650 


Dear Coaches:

The Robert Vela High School Speech and Debate team is pleased to invite you to the 1st Annual TFA State Qualifying Tournament to be held  September 29th, 2018. We are once again looking forward to presenting your students with a challenging and highly rewarding tournament experience.

Please note that we are having a ONE DAY TOURNAMENT. Please use this website for all tournament entries. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Cross entries are allowed, but do understand that cross entries are at your own risk. 

Section A:  Humorous Interp, Poetry, Novice Poetry and Duo Interp
Section B:  Foreign, Domestic, and Novice Extemp, Original Oration, and 
Program Oral Interp
Section C:  Dramatic Interp, Prose, Novice Prose, Duet and Informative 
Section D: VCX, NLD, VLD, CD, PF

Students may only enter 
1 extemp division. Students may not cross enter in Section A, if in debate.  All other cross entries are at the discretion of student and coach with the knowledge that rounds will not be held due to Cross-entry. Students may enter only one debate event and Student Congress in section D. 

All Entries are due by Friday September 21st, 2018.
The website will remain open until Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Please make all substitutions and changes via the website. Any changes that need to be made after 4:00 p.m. on Friday may be emailed to 

Payment of fees are due at registration. Checks should be made out to RVHS SPEECH and Debate. 

Entry Fees will be calculated on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 @ 4:00pm. Drops after this time will result in the loss of entry fees. Drops on the day of the tournament will be $50.00 for all events. (please substitute students to avoid this fee)

Judging fees will be determined on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. The fee for each missing IE judge is $50.00. Each missing debate judge will be charged $75.00. The judging requirement will be figured as follows: 

CX, PF:  One Judge per 3 teams
LD, NLD:   One judge per 6 entries
IE, DUET, DUO, Student Congress:  One judge per 10 entries

We look forward to seeing you! 

Tournament Director

Robert De La Rosa

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